Sunday, 26 May 2019

Israel Reports Highly Pathogenic Bird Flu in A turkeys Farm

Israel has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu at a turkey farm in the north of the country, reportwd  Israel's agriculture ministry and World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Confirmed This Report .


It seems the virus infected 350 out of a flock of 13,500 turkeys in Ma'ale Gilboa . Some 200 birds died of the virus and the rest of the flock was slaughtered in this Area .

H5N8 is a subtype of the Influenza A virus (sometimes called bird flu virus). Although H5N8 is considered one of the less pathogenic subtypes for humans, it is beginning to become more pathogenic. H5N8 has previously been used in place of the highly pathogenic H1N1 in studies



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